How to celebrate the festive season in Melbourne and at Wesley Place

Here are our top picks of festive things to do in Melbourne this December


The festive season is here with a merry line-up of events to help you celebrate the end of year across the city. From Christmas projections and night markets, to carols and our very own charity initiative in the 130 Lonsdale Street lobby, here are our top picks of things to do in Melbourne this December.


Giving Back with Wesley Place
Give back this festive season. Tenant-customers of Wesley Place can make a $5 donation on behalf of Charter Hall to support local charities and create a better future for our community this Christmas. They are also invited to donate a little extra to the charity of their choice including Uniting Vic.Tas, Two Good Co and The Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Wesley Place: 130 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000


String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market

Explore one of Melbourne’s most popular laneways for a Christmas market under the starry night sky. Located at Queen Victoria Market, you can wander Stringbean Alley while shopping for Christmas gifts from local businesses and indulging in some of our city’s best street-food each Monday in December.

String Bean Alley - Queen Victoria Market: 513 Queen St Melbourne 3000


Christmas Decorations across the city
Go on a sparkling adventure through Melbourne by checking out this year’s Christmas decorations. From the glimmering 16-meter-tall tree in Federation Square to the twinkling lights in Hardware Lane, the city will be shining bright with festive ornaments for you to enjoy across various locations.

Various locations across the CBD


Light Projections at Chapter House Lane

Follow Santa into a Christmas wonderland at Chapter House Lane’s immersive animated light show projection across the beautiful facade of St Paul’s Cathedral, nightly from 9-11pm. You can extend the fun by visiting the brand-new projections at Melbourne Town Hall and Hamer Hall too.

Chapter House Lane: Chapter House Ln Melbourne 3004


Christmas in Degraves
Visit Melbourne’s iconic laneway each Saturday to get in the festive spirit with Christmas in Degraves. It will be adorned beautifully decorated windows, twinkling lights and a brand new Christmas tree. Retailers will have laneway pop-ups, so you can enjoy a market-like atmosphere and entertainment from some of Melbourne’s best buskers.

Degraves Street: Degraves St Melbourne 3004


Christmas in Chinatown

Just a short walk away from Wesley Place, take a stroll to Chinatown Square for its annual Christmas celebrations on Sunday 19 December from 11am – 10pm. The vibrant location will be buzzing with fun activities and giveaways for you to enjoy including lantern making and complimentary dumplings.

Chinatown Square Cohen Place: 104 Little Bourke St Melbourne 3000


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